Inter vs Barcelona: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, December 9, 2019 6:51 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 6:51 PM UTC

Barcelona will be missing many key players...
<div><div><div><div id=":oi"><div id=":oh"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Inter vs Barcelona</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tuesday, December 10, at San Siro</strong></a></p><p>Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has confirmed he will rest most of his key players for the trip to Milan to face Inter this week. His team have already qualified for the knockout stage of the competition and they cannot be caught at the top of Group F. They are locked in a title battle with Real Madrid and they need to conserve their stars’ energy for that. Inter are neck-and-neck with Borussia Dortmund, on seven points apiece, and Antonio Conte’s men need a win in this game to go through to the last 16.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Conte’s favoured 3-5-2 formation has worked well at Inter. Antonio Candreva and Cristiano Biraghi have played the crucial wing-back roles, with a back three of Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Diego Godin. Key midfielders Stefano Sensi and Nicolas Barella are injured, leaving Borja Valero to slot in alongside Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino in the midfield. Strikers Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have been on fire this season, leaving Inter top of the Serie A table, with 12 wins from 15 games.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Barcelona beat Mallorca 5-2 at the weekend, but they remain level on points with rivals Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Several stars will be spared the trip to Milan, allow them to prepare for a big weekend game away at Real Sociedad. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto and Clément Lenglet are among the first-team players expected to stay in Barcelona. It will offer a chance for fringe players like Samuel Umtiti and Carles Perez to get some minutes under their belt, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann may feature, but Barcelona are clearly not bothered by the result on Tuesday.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Motivation has to be the greatest factor for punters to consider on this game. Inter desperately need a win, as Dortmund host struggling Slavia Prague and they should take three points from that match. Inter have a top manager and plenty of strong players that are in excellent form this season. They should be fired up for the clash and sharper than Barca’s second string.</p><p><strong>Tips: <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Unibet">Inter to win at 1.67 (4/6) with Unibet; Inter -1 Asian handicap at 2.10 (11/10)</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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